ND professors named to ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list

first_imgTags: faculty, research, Thomas Reuters, Thomas Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers list University faculty members from the Mendoza College of Business, the College of Science and the College of Engineering were included in the 2015 Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers list, a Jan. 21 release stated on Notre Dame’s news website.“The list identifies the top 1 percent of the almost 9 million scholars and scientists who publish their academic findings every year, accounting for more than 2 million journal papers,” the release stated. “Each year the list includes more than 3,000 scientists around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. It is compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies that have been analyzed for publication and citation data from 22 subject fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.”In the College of Engineering, Bertrand Hochwald is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and J. Nicholas Laneman is an associate professor of electrical engineering, the founding director of the Wireless Institute and a fellow of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Value.In the College of Science, professor Timothy Beers is the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat is the Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, as well as concurrent professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering.In the Mendoza College of Business, Luis Gómez-Mejia serves as the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Management.last_img read more

Breen–Phillips Meal Auction to build community

first_imgThe Notre Dame community has the opportunity to support the South Bend community by participating in the Breen-Phillips Hall 32nd annual Meal Auction on Thursday. During the event, students will have the chance to bid on dining with various “campus celebrities,” as well as gift baskets, gift cards and several other prize items. All profits from the auction will go to Meals on Wheels of St. Joseph County.Janice Chung | The Observer Co-chair and sophomore Jennifer Flanagan said the event is centered around the theme of community.“Meals on Wheels is a local charity, so we’re giving back to the South Bend community, and it’s also branching out to the Notre Dame community with all of these professors and coaches that are taking students into their homes or out in South Bend and treating them to dinner,” she said.Flanagan said other prizes being raffled or auctioned off include gift certificates to local restaurants such as CJ’s Pub, Le Peep and Rocky River Tap & Table. Other items available at the auction include Bose wireless speaker, a $100 Lululemon gift card, tickets to this summer’s PGA Tour, tickets to multiple Chicago Blackhawks games and tickets to a Chicago Cubs game.According to the Breen-Phillips Meal Auction Facebook event, several celebrity meals being auctioned off are with various Irish head coaches, including football coach Brian Kelly, women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw and men’s basketball coach Mike Brey.Other prizes being auctioned off include a private tour of the two new residence halls led by vice president of student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding, a home cooked meal or Irish tea at the Fiddler’s Hearth with Assistant Director of Social Concerns Seminars Kyle Lantz, a class with True Balance Yoga founder Steve Krojniewski and a home-cooked, traditional South African dinner at professor Anré Venter’s home.Students can pay for auction items with Domer Dollars, Venmo, cash or checks.Procuring donations from local restaurants “has been a lot of work, but it’s definitely been worth it,” Flanagan said. The auction has evolved since its early years, and up until last year, only celebrity meals were auctioned off, and the event was a live two-hour auction.“That was hard because it’s hard to get students on a school night to commit two hours,” Flanagan said.This year, the auction will last from 4 to 9 p.m., during which students can stop in to the Dooley Room at any time and fill out bid sheets and raffle tickets. At the end of night, if any events are still being bid competitively, the auction will go live.“Typically it raises a couple thousand dollars, so we’re hoping it’ll raise that for Meals on Wheels again,” Flanagan said.Flanagan said there will be special events throughout the night to entertain those who come to the auction. From 4 to 5 p.m., campus representatives from Rockstar Energy Drinks will be at the auction distributing free drinks and merchandise. From 5 to 6 p.m., campus representatives from KIND Snacks will be giving out granola bars; from 6 to 7 p. m., students who buy raffle tickets will get free berries donated from Meijer’s grocery stores; and from 7 to 8 p.m., campus representatives from Vineyard Vines will be giving out free merchandise.“The most important part is that it’s for a really great charity; I think that’s why we’ve gotten so many awesome donations, and I’ve been surprised at how generous South Bend has been,” Flanagan said. “It’s brought BP together, it’s brought some really cool professors together, so ultimately we hope it raises a ton of money for Meals on Wheels.”Tags: Breen-Phillips, meal auctionlast_img read more

Volleyball Rallies Back To Defeat Saint Louis, 3-1

first_img ESPN3 Watch Live at Western Illinois 9/10/2019 – 6 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Preview Story Links Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – Paced by 18 kills from junior Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa), the Drake University volleyball team defeated Saint Louis, 3-1, in the final match of the Drake Invitational.After dropping the first set, 25-19, the Bulldogs prevailed by scores of 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 to finish the weekend 2-1 and improve to 4-2 overall this season.Plock’s 18 kills came on 36 attempts as she converted at a .389 clip. She also added five blocks. Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) continued her strong start to the season with 15 kills, 15 digs and three blocks. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) added five blocks and nine kills while Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) directed the offense with 32 assists.Maya Taylor led Saint Louis (4-2) with 15 kills.The Bulldogs hit .312 as a team in the win and finished strong, converting on 41.9 percent of their swings in the fourth set. Bush led that charge with seven of her kills in the final set on 10 attempts.Earlier in the day, Drake was unable to hold off Milwaukee in its second match of the Drake Invitational as the Bulldogs fell by set scores of 19-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-18 and 15-13. Drake held a 2-0 advantage in the match but was unable to hold off a Milwaukee rally. Milwaukee would go on to win the Drake Invitational title.The Bulldogs held an 18-9 advantage in blocks with junior Gergen leading the way with 10 blocks to go along with her five kills. Senior Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) added eight blocks and eight kills while Plock had seven blocks and 11 kills. Freshman Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) led the team with 12 kills in the loss.The Bulldogs return to action Sept. 10 for a single non-conference match at Western Illinois. Live Stats Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more